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Title:A Pedestrian Infrastructure and Sidewalk Waiver Policy Plan for Mobile, Alabama
Author(s):Alvarez, Evan
Contributor(s):Lee, Bumsoo
Subject(s):Sidewalk waiver policy
pedestrians
Geographic Coverage:Mobile, Alabama
Abstract:The City of Mobile, Alabama struggles with a history of auto-oriented development, limiting pedestrian accessibility outside of the downtown core. The city’s current comprehensive plan, the Map for Mobile, identifies a collection of “strong” and “weak” places throughout the city to serve as role models for future development. However, the strong places are more readily known for providing amenities than allowing for any form of accessibility, so any future planning for connectivity and pedestrian accessibility will need to be done deliberately and consciously. While recommendations are made to each of these “weak” places in an attempt to make pedestrian access to resources and opportunities a larger priority than it is currently, an analysis is also made of the city’s sidewalk waiver policy, how decisions are currently made, and how sidewalk waivers can be evaluated to meaningfully improve the city’s sidewalk system by placing a greater focus on land use and less on the existing infrastructure.
Issue Date:2016
Series/Report:MUP Capstone
Type:Text
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/2142/91525
Date Available in IDEALS:2016-08-25


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